Willie Nelson Prays for Site of Texas Explosion: 'My Backyard All My Life'
Country music legend Willie Nelson is sending out his prayers via Twitter after a deadly fertilizer plant explosion rocked West, Texas, a small community north of Waco near where he grew up.
West has been in my backyard all my life. My heart is praying for the community that we call home. #westtx— Willie Nelson (@willienelson) April 18, 2013
When not on the road touring, Nelson has lived in Austin, Texas, since 1971. But he was born and grew up 120 miles north of the state capital, in tiny Abbott, which is about five miles north of West.
The explosion Wednesday at West Fertilizer injured dozens of people and officials say there were fatalities.